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Josh Zeid moved to 60-day DL
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Astros transferred reliever Josh Zeid to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.

Zeid is out for the season due to July foot surgery, so this move doesn't change anything. He finished the season with a 6.97 ERA in 20 2/3 innings of work. 

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Xander Bogaerts returns to lineup, as expected
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

As expected, Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts is back in the team's lineup Saturday, after recovering from a concussion.

Bogaerts has been out a week while recovering, and he spent that time on the 7-day disabled list. He is hitting eighth in Saturday's game against the Rays, and carries a .223/.293/.333 line for the season into the action. 

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Robbie Grossman able to play after ankle injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

After missing one game with an ankle injury, Astros outfielder Robbie Grossman is back in the team's lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

Grossman is batting leadoff and starting in left field against Texas, after recovering from the injury that forced him out Wednesday. Grossman is hitting .237/.339/.344 in the month of August, with 14 walks and 12 RBI.  

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MRI for Steve Pearce shows no oblique issue
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce underwent an MRI Saturday which showed no additional damage beyond a strained abdominal muscle, MASNSports.com reports.

Pearce's MRI showed good news, in that he did not suffer an oblique or intercostals strain, which would likely cost him more time. He is not in the lineup for Saturday's game, but appears to be day to day at this point.  

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Report: Astros claim Samuel Deduno on outright waivers
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno has been claimed off waivers by the Astros Saturday, MLB.com reports.

Deduno was placed on outright waivers and will report to the Astros in the coming days, according to the report. He has pitched mostly out of the bullpen for the Twins this season, posting a 4.60 ERA in 92 innings of work. 

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Desmond Jennings sidelined for second straight by knee injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is out of the lineup for the second straight game against the Red Sox Saturday, as he continues to deal with a sore left knee. At this point, he is still considered day to day moving forward. 

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Jeff Locke sent down; should be back shortly
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Pirates optioned pitcher Jeff Locke to Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday, in order to free up a spot on the active roster.

Locke has been a consistent part of the team's rotation since June, and should continue to be so moving forward. He will almost certainly be brought back to the majors when rosters expand in a few days, though it is not clear if this impacts his scheduled start Tuesday against the Cardinals.

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Brent Morel gets the call Saturday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Pirates recalled infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday, the team announced.

Morel spent the minimum 10 days in the minors prior to his recall, and should be able to spend the remainder of the season in the majors with rosters expanding in a few days. He has  hit just .143/.182/.190 in 21 at-bats in the majors this season.

 

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Foot injury forced Pedro Alvarez to miss third straight
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, as he continues to be sidelined by a sprained left foot.

Alvarez has been out since Tuesday, as the injury has now cost him three games. 

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Travis Snider still out Saturday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Pirates outfielder Travis Snider is still out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. He has not played since Wednesday, and remains day to day moving forward. 

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